荒漠甘泉04/30

荒漠甘泉∕4 30

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 「這又醜陋、又乾瘦的七隻母牛,吃盡了那又美好、又肥壯的七隻母牛……這細弱的穗子,吞了那七個又肥大又飽滿的穗子。」(聖經創世記四十一章 47 節)

 

  法老的夢也給我們一個警告:我們一生最得意的幾年、最寶貴的經歷、最可誇的得勝、最有效的事奉,常會被後來的軟弱、失敗、跌倒、灰心、冷淡、退縮……等等吞吃去。

 

  很多成大事業的偉人,往往如此結果。想起了也覺得可怕。雖然這是的確的事實,但並非是必須有,而不可避免的。

 

  戈登S. D. Gordon說,要避免這種悲劇,只有一個穩妥的方法,就是時時與神有新鮮的接觸。昨天最光榮的勝利,在今天並不發生什麼效果,最多能作一種得更深更豐富經歷的參考罷了。 

 

  只有與神發生新鮮的接觸 ── 住在基督裡 ── 才能趕出我們生命中的瘦牛和細穗── 晨更信息

 
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 "And the ill favored and lean-fleshed kine did eat up the seven well favored and fat kine....and the thin ears swallowed up the seven rank and full ears."(Gen. 41:4, 7.)

THERE is a warning for us in that dream, just as it stands: it is possible for the best years of our life, the best experiences, the best victories won, the best service rendered, to be swallowed up by times of failure, defeat, dishonor, uselessness in the kingdom.

Some men's lives of rare promise and rare achievement have ended so. It is awful to think of, but it is true. Yet it is never necessary.

S. D. Gordon has said that the only assurance of safety against this tragedy is "fresh touch with God," daily, hourly. The blessed, fruitful, victorious experiences of yesterday are not only of no value to me today, but they will actually be eaten up or reversed by today's failures, unless they serve as incentives to still better, richer experiences today.

"Fresh touch with God," by abiding in Christ, alone will keep the lean kine and the ill favored grain out of my life. --- Messages for the Morning Watch.

 

 

 

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